Abstract

A high-power optical frequency comb at 2.06μm has been generated using a Ho:YLF multipass amplifier seeded by the long wavelength supercontinuum tail of an octave-spanning Er:fiber comb source. The Ho:YLF amplifier showed a net gain larger than 30dB from 2048 to 2068nm, allowing the generation of a 20nm bandwidth comb with a mode spacing of 100MHz and a power per mode ranging from 20 to 370μW. In the time domain, the amplified comb corresponds to a pulse train with 1.6W total power and 508fs transform-limited pulse duration. Using a self-referencing f2f interferometer and a phase-locking loop, spectral narrowing of the offset frequency down to less than 17Hz has been achieved.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Scheme of the 5-pass Ho:YLF amplifier. M1 and M2, dichroic mirrors with 1 m ROC; M3, plane pump mirror; L1 and L2, pump focusing lenses with 500 mm focal length; C, Ho:YLF crystal with 50 mm length; the pump source is a 20 W Tm:fiber laser. (b) Setup for self-referencing and phase-locking. DBS, dichroic beam splitter; PPLN, periodically poled lithium niobate crystal; G, grating; PD, Si photodiode.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Experimental spectrum of the amplified 1.6 W frequency comb on a power-per-mode scale, and (b) calculated gain of the Ho:YLF amplifier. Inset: spectrum of the seeding beam showing the band intercepted by the amplifier gain.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Experimental and (b) simulated autocorrelation traces of the 1.6 W pulse train at the output of the Ho:YLF multipass amplifier.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

RF spectrum of the unlocked offset frequency of the amplified comb.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

RF spectrum of the phase-stabilized comb offset frequency after stabilization against a 10 MHz reference by means of a phase-locking loop. Inset: spectral detail of the offset frequency, as acquired with a 9 Hz RBW.

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